5 Internet sensations turned into celebs
When Killer Kau’s Tholukuthi Hey video went viral on
social media, DJ and businessman Euphonik caught wind of it and asked Twitter
to help find him. Euphonik, Killer and Mbali Sikwane – another high school
learner who also had a viral video to the same song – recorded the song, and things
have been rolling over into nothing but success for the duo. The popular track
is played on all major radio stations, and Killer Kau can be seen performing at
various hotspots with #TholukuthiHey being the current popular catch phrase.
Zodwa Rebecca Libram,
known by her fans as Zodwa Wabantu, was born in Soweto and moved to Durban four
years ago. Before her new-found fame as main attraction dancer at Eyadini
Lounge in uMlazi, KZN, she worked as a debt collector but soon ditched her job
when her popularity started picking up. Her dance moves and racy dress code
caught social media and her career began an upward climb. She’s now signed
under Afrotainment and rumour has it the mom of one’s booking fee starts at R25,000 per appearance.
This budding musician
got tongues wagging when she debuted her skimpy outfit and interesting poses at
the Metro FM Music Awards’ black carpet earlier this year. This, of course,
caught the internet’s attention and she soon went viral. Then she was known as “The Lady in the Yellow
Dress”, and now Skolopad, real name Nonhlanhla Qwabe, is known by many. A nurse
by profession who hails from the Free State, Skolopad has been spotted at other
red carpets, garnered many performances and has even released a few tracks.
Her real name is
Kefilwe Mabota. She’s a stylist, model and fashion blogger who gained fame
through her blog, Kefi Styles, where she dishes out fashion advice. Today she
remains one of social media’s favourites thanks to her OTT fashion sense and glamorous
His hilarious YouTube channel, which saw him take a swipe at almost
everything, shot him to fame and now boasts of over one million viewers.
Thousands more fans follow him on social media. His new-found popularity saw
him become co-host alongside Nomuzi Mabena, Larry “Larryngitis” Mncube-Nhlane
on the late night show V-Table on Vuzu and also as a field reporter for V-Entertainment. Moshe is also a budding
musician, and has released a song too.